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Pat S.
Experienced Professional Reference and Distance Education Librarian, PhD Candidate
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About Pat
Professional librarian with more than a decade of experience helping students in university and college libraries in Canada, the United States and the Middle East. PhD Candidate undertaking qualitative research. Methodology: Think-aloud and expanded critical incident technique. Epistemology: Reflective Judgement Model Published scholarly writer; passionate about interactive information retrieval methods and dedicated to contributing ongoing research to information science community.
Teaching Experience
Classroom Instruction - Library Technicians Classroom Instruction - Information Literacy Online, Distance Education Tutor, 10+ years at SAIT Polytechnic
Education
Queensland University of Technology
Library and Information Science
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2016 - 2023
University of Alberta
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
1984 - 1986
Work Experience
SAIT Polytechnic, Adjunct Instructor, Distance Education, Library Information Technology
2009 - Present
• Enable, administer, and support Internet-based learning for various LIS program courses, including Online Searching, Library Information Centre Management, Library Technical Services, Libraries in Society, Collection Development for Adults, Public Libraries, and Practicums. • Encourage academic advancement, integrity, and compliance by students. • Develop course content, deliver participative and interactive lessons, evaluate and assigned grades, custom-design programs for challenged students.
College of the North Atlantic, Reference and Instruction Librarian
2014 - 2017
• Provided information literacy instruction, and reference and research assistance, to technical college students in Engineering, Business, Information Technology and Health Sciences, as well as faculty. • Implemented and guided focused library staff upgrading programs. • Developed, implemented and delivered in-classroom instruction using a variety of pedagogies. • Selected and evaluated information resources culturally suitable for EFL students in a technical college. • Prepared accreditation documents for School of Health Sciences.
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